"The main demand that people have had about platforms like Uber and Deliveroo is that people in those platforms shouldn't be treated as self-employed, which means they don't have many rights, that the employer doesn't have to pay national insurance", Taylor said. Taylor set out seven "principles for fair and decent work", including additional protections for workers suffering unfair, one-sided flexibility.
"This isn't a quirk of the system, this is the system - and without regulation this system will inevitably continue".
"The retail industry in the United Kingdom employs 2.7 million people and this news is encouraging regarding career development, engagement and also increased job satisfaction from a number of these different recommendations from the report".
"The best way to achieve better work is not national regulation but responsible corporate governance, good management and strong employment relations within the organisation", Frances O'Grady is General Secretary of the TUC, said.
Andrew Byrne, head of policy for Uber in the United Kingdom, welcomed the government's recommendations and said the company would be improving its offer to drivers. The BBC reports that Prime Minister May will say at the launch of the report: "I am clear that this government will act to ensure that the interests of employees on traditional contracts, the self-employed and those people working in the "gig" economy are all properly protected".
The report by former policy chief to Tony Blair and current head of the RSA thinktank, Matthew Taylor, calls for a new category of worker - in reaction to the business practice of firms such as Uber and Deliveroo, which offer flexible working hours but little to nothing in the way of job security, holiday pay and healthcare cover.
"A new minimum wage for overtime, forms of which already operate in the USA and Australia, would be a big change for low earning workers struggling with tight budgets and insecure earnings", said the Foundation's director Torsten Bell.
"In my view there is too much work particularly at the bottom end of the labour market that is not of a high enough quality", Mr Taylor told the BBC.
Separately, it is proposed that HM Revenue & Customs should add holiday pay (for the lowest paid workers only) to its existing duty to enforce the national minimum wage and statutory sick pay.
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One aspect of the proposals which may be easier to adopt and introduce, is to allow individuals to bring a claim questioning their employment status without having to pay the normal Tribunal fee and to place the burden of proof on the alleged employer to show that the individual is not an employee or a worker.
But Neil Carberry, CBI managing director for people and infrastructure, said: "Changes to the application of the minimum wage, rewriting employment status tests and altering agency worker rules could have unintended consequences that are negative for individuals, as well as affecting firms' ability to create new jobs".
"Such firms seek the maximum numerical flexibility of zero hour contracts as well as avoiding tax - NI contributions - or benefits such as sick pay, holiday entitlement and pension provisions".
The recommendations are part of wider review into modern working practices, as more people become self-employed and make money through the so-called "gig" economy.
"But it also means finding the right balance of rights and responsibilities, flexibilities and protections".
"We welcome this report which looks at the rise in self-employment and new ways of working which predate apps like Uber".
Uber and Deliveroo, the UK's two biggest gig platforms, cautiously welcomed the review on Tuesday.